Marion hosts swim meet, wins team gold

Participating with 101 athletes from ages 9-18, the Marion club swimming team has won back-to-back meets to start the season.

Split into two teams, the blue and the red, the Marion swimming teams combined for 843 points Saturday at home and 866.5 points at the Abilene swim meet on June 12. The Blue team has swept the competition scoring 656 points at Abilene and 622.5 Saturday at home.

The Lindsborg Wave Makers have come the closest to Marion Blue, scoring 556 points in Marion Saturday.

Winning a total of 45 gold medals Saturday, the Marion swim team had several individual multiple gold medal finishers.

Relay teams won 11 gold medals.

Three of the Marion multi-gold finishers took first in age classes above their ages.

Eight-year old Luke Lanning won the 100 yard individual medley and the 25-yard freestyle and butterfly in the boys? 9-10 year old category.

Ten-year old Janson Garman won the won the 100-yard individual medley and the 50-yard freestyle and butterfly in the boys? 11-12 year old category.

Eleven-year old Garrett Alleven won the 100-yard individual medley and the 50-yard freestyle and backstroke in the boys? 13-14 year old category.

Other multiple first place finishers were; 10-year old Cooper Garman (boys 9-10 year old 100 yard freestyle, 25 yard breaststroke and 25 year old freestyle), nine-year old Grace Neal (girls? 100-yard individual medley and freestyle and the 25-yard butterfly and freestyle), 11-year old Kristen Herzet (girls 11-12 year old 100-yard individual medley and 50-yard butterfly and breaststroke), 13-year old Kaylyn Thierolf (girls? 13-14 year old 50 yard backstroke and butterfly), 10-year old Phoebe Hett (9-10 year old 25-yard breaststroke and backstroke) and 15-year old Brianna Holt (15-18 year old 50-yard breaststroke and butterfly).

Coming?The Marion club swimming team travels to Hesston on Saturday.

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